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BUDGET CONSTRAINT bʌdʒɪt kənˈstreɪnt

26 Dec 2023


  • things that limit the amount of money that can be spent.
Example Sentence: The department manager was restricted by strict budget constraints.

RECEIVABLES rɪˈsivəbəls

08 Dec 2023


  • money that a business expects to receive.
Example Sentence: The company generates roughly $400 million in receivables annually.

PARENT COMPANY pɛərənt kʌmpəni

06 Dec 2023


  • a company that owns control of one or more subsidiary companies.
Example Sentence: It is the parent company of several publishing firms.

OVERHEADS ˈoʊvərˈhɛds

05 Dec 2023


  • the costs you pay regularly when running your business, e.g. the cost of electricity, heating, phone bills etc.
Example Sentence: Since the new management laid off half of our workers our overheads have been an all-time low.

CASHFLOW kæʃfloh

19 Nov 2023


  • the amount of money moving through a company.
Example Sentence: Accountants can advise on systems for managing cashflow.

ANALYST ænlɪst

16 Nov 2023


  • Somebody whose job is to carefully study and understand something.
Example Sentence: Business analysts say the crisis is likely to hurt the country’s economy.

DEPRECIATE dɪˈpriʃiˌeɪt

10 Nov 2023


  • to lose value, especially with time.
Example Sentence: In general, big cars tend to depreciate faster than smaller cars.

AUDIT ɔdɪt

03 Nov 2023


  • an investigation of a company's finances to make sure they are correct.
Example Sentence: They are carrying out the annual audit.

ROYALTY rɔɪəlti

04 Sep 2023


  • money paid to somebody (esp. a writer/musician) when their work is used.
Example Sentence: He receives royalties every time the advert appears on TV.

PAY UP peɪ ʌp

09 Jun 2023

Phrasal Verb

  • give money.
Example Sentence: You must pay up by Friday.

ACCOUNT FOR əˈkaʊnt fɔr

12 May 2023

Phrasal Verb

  • explain.
Example Sentence: She was unable to account for over $5000.

AMORTISATION əˌmɔːtaɪˈzeɪʃən

05 May 2023


  • the repayment of debt in small regular amount.
Example Sentence: Company earnings before interest, tax and amortisation grew by 10%.

RECEIVABLES rɪˈsivəbəls

17 Apr 2023


  • money that a business expects to receive.
Example Sentence: The company generates roughly $400 million in receivables annually.

PROFITABLE prɒfɪtəbəl

15 Apr 2023


  • making money or likely to make money in the future.
Example Sentence: The most profitable industries are those that are difficult to enter.

OUTLOOK aʊtˌlʊk

12 Apr 2023


  • how the future looks based on current predictions.
Example Sentence: The outlook for small firms has worsened in recent months.